A 'narrative' verdict has been recorded in the death of Johnny Lyons. 98FM's Sports Editor was found dead at his city centre apartment in August 2015.
The 49-year-old had been off work after fracturing his knee a month earlier. Dublin Coroner’s Court heard Johnny died of heart failure secondary to a blood clot after his knee was immobilised in a brace following a hairline fracture.
A narrative verdict is given in cases where a death is recorded without attributing the cause to a named individual.
Dublin Coroner’s court has heard that the Mater Hospital is preparing a leaflet to advise patients of the risk of blood clots.
Tests showed a causal link between the immobilisation of his knee, and thrombosis which Johnny suffered.
Consultant orthopedic surgeon Paul Moroney said he would make it his priority that the new leaflet would contain information on blood clots even to low risk patients.
Johnny's brother, Maurice, said "the family is devastated to learn of the medical circumstances of the death of Johnny Lyons."
"We are thoroughly satisfied with the narrative verdict delivered by the coroner", he said.